News from December 2016

Clothing vendors accused of copying Unicolors Inc. fabric design

By Wadi Reformado | Dec 1, 2016

LOS ANGELES – Several clothing vendors and retailers are accused of copying a fabric design without permission.

Jerry Leigh of California Inc. accused of using trademarked shirt design

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 1, 2016

LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles clothing company alleges a Van Nuys corporation has been selling shirts with its design.

Medical Data Systems Inc. accused of invading privacy with collection calls

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 1, 2016

SACRAMENTO – A Sacramento man has filed a class-action suit over calls he allegedly received from a debt collector.

Crescent City Harbor District alleges it is owed by vessel, owner for fees

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 1, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – The owner of a fishing vessel is facing a suit from a harbor district over allegations that it failed to pay permit fees.

Star Fabrics Inc. over allegedly illegal distribution of fabric designs

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 1, 2016

LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles company alleges its textile designs were illegally distributed.

Homeowners allege Select Portfolio Servicing imposed unlawful conditions regarding insurance check

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 1, 2016

LOS ANGELES – Two homeowners allege a loan servicer has refused to endorse an insurance check for home repairs.

Consumer alleges TransUnion sent audio version of credit report instead of written

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 1, 2016

SAN DIEGO – A San Diego County man alleges a credit information provider sent him his credit report in audio format instead of written.

Application developer alleges its Facebook 'gripe' site does not infringe trademark

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 1, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco application developer alleges it was harmed by a social media company's practices.

Pension plans seek court's help in dispute regarding off-benefit contributions

By Wadi Reformado | Dec 1, 2016

LOS ANGELES – Declaratory relief is sought from pension plans in California and Michigan regarding off-benefit contributions.

Brand Tarzana Surgical Institute Inc. alleges insurers underpaid caims

By Wadi Reformado | Dec 1, 2016

LOS ANGELES – A surgery center in Tarzana alleges insurers did not adequately reimburse it for services provided.

D&A Services accused of violating laws when attempting to collect alleged debt

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 1, 2016

SAN DIEGO – An individual claims a San Diego County debt collector tried to collect a higher amount for an alleged debt that what was actually owed.

Woman claims Citibank called her more than 300 times over alleged debt

By Wadi Reformado | Dec 1, 2016

LOS ANGELES – A San Bernardino County woman alleges a debt collector has harassed her with hundreds of calls.

Plan P2 Promotions alleges San Diego company sells counterfeit Trump bobble heads

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 1, 2016

SAN DIEGO – A Los Angeles bobble head manufacturer alleges a San Diego real estate company is selling counterfeit Donald Trump bobble heads.

Tencent Holdings Limited alleges Delson Group Inc. tried to register its mark

By Jenie Mallari-Torres | Dec 1, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – An Internet and media business based in China alleges a Santa Clara company applied to register the plaintiff's trademark as its own.

Attorneys need to venue shop and find the right plaintiffs in talc-related cancer cases, Mass Torts speakers say

By Karen Kidd | Dec 1, 2016

LAS VEGAS (Northern California Record) – California is a very attractive venue in which to bring cases alleging a connection between talcum powder and ovarian cancer but plaintiffs must be carefully chosen, attorneys said during a recent trial lawyer gathering.

Court gives California employers a break – but not a full vacation – from PTO reporting requirements

By Christopher Knoll | Dec 1, 2016

SANTA ANA, California – California employers looking for clarification on whether they are required to report accrued vacation or paid time off (PTO) on each wage statement for every employee have received a decision that takes some careful reading to understand.

Settlement proves costly in case of pre-recorded phone calls

By Chandra Lye | Dec 1, 2016

&&&CALIFORNIA--The U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California has approved the settlement terms of the class action lawsuit Stemple v. QC Holdings. The plaintiff, Paul Stemple, filed a complaint against QC Holdings alleging it violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) by contacting him – and others – via cell phone.

Indian Child Welfare Act could come under scrutiny of Supreme Court

By Carrie Salls | Dec 1, 2016

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Supreme Court has been asked to hear a case related to the removal of a 1/64 Native American girl from her potential adoptive family in accordance with the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA).

New ruling impacts real estate companies representing both buyers and sellers

By Dee Thompson | Dec 1, 2016

SACRAMENTO, California – On Nov. 22, the California Supreme Court upheld a lower court ruling that promises to have a significant impact on how real estate transactions are handled in this state.

Judge tosses lawsuit accusing Twitter of failing to block ISIS propaganda

By John Breslin | Dec 1, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge has tossed a lawsuit accusing Twitter of facilitating a terrorist who killed two United States contractors in Jordan last year.

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